Thursday, August 30, 2007

Simple Lace Anklet/Bracelet

So, I started a new job last week, and while showing tattoos was ok, they can’t be offensive looking. I wasn’t sure if the skull tattoo I have on my ankle was offensive (apparently the pink bow it’s wearing makes it more tolerable) so I decided to knit an anklet with some scrap yarn to see how it would look. Turns out I don’t need it, but I made the anklet anyways.

I used a black wool yarn that turned out to be to thick and looked strange on the ankle, but good to practice on. I think that this pattern would be really great for those cuff wrist warmers that were so popular. If the yarn were thinner I think it would work for the ankle

Here the photos show just how different they looked depending on the background:

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I used a simple lace pattern.

Using US size 7 needles and a gauge of 4 stitches per inch the anklet was about 2.5 inches wide and 9 inches long.

Cast on 11 sts.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2:Purl
Row 3: k (k2tog, yo, k2)- repeat 2 times, k2
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6:Purl
Row 7: k (k2, ssk, yo)- repeat 2 times, k2
Row 8: Purl
Repeat until just short of desired length, then repeat row 1 and 2.
For the next row pick where you want your button holes and do yoyo to create the holes.
Purl the last row, making sure to purl one of the yo stitches and knit the other.
Bind off.

Since my yarn was to thick and the holes didn’t show up well I tied pink yarn between the holes in an x pattern to make the holes larger. I also used black buttons, but pink thread to tie them on. You can embellish the anklet/bracelet in a variety of ways. I blocked mine to flatten it out before putting it on.

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1 comment:

Original SINsuality said...

I love the buttons, and the tatoos.